Mathew Sherratt QC

year of call :

1994

year of silk :

2017

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A specialist defence advocate with a wealth of criminal and civil litigation experience.

Recommended in Chambers and Partners 2017 as leading practitioner in Crime.

Originally called to the New Zealand Bar in 1988 where he had a predominantly civil practice Mathew is a specialist defence advocate with a wealth of criminal and civil litigation experience.

Mathew has appeared in a number of high profile cases which have attracted national and international publicity at both trial and appellate level. Significant cases include acting as junior counsel on behalf of the millionaire businessman Nicholas Van Hoogstraten in the criminal hearings which resulted in his acquittal, Christopher Edward Buckingham “The Lord of Fraud” and junior counsel for one of the Defendants in the Johnson Matthey Gold bullion robbery and recently R v. Maxwell (Appellant) [2010] UKSC 48.

He has appeared in a number of important reported decisions including:

  • Darmalingum v Secretary of State for Mauritius (PC) [2000] WLR 2303

  • R (Mudie) v Dover Magistrates [2003} 2 WLR 1344 (CA)

  • R v Van Hoogstraten [2004] Crim LR 498

  • Att-Gen’s Ref (No.3 of 2004) [2006] Crim.L.R 63,CA

A busy leading junior with broad experience and expertise he is highly regarded for his persuasive jury trial advocacy and the commitment and intensity he brings to the defence of his clients.

He is listed on the official panel of avocats for the French Consulate and is a member of the CBA.